Usnea Spp.

The bright and tiny threads of Usnea lichen are an excellent antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-viral medicine. Usnea does wonders for the immune system, and is perfect to take at first sign of a cold or flu. It’s perhaps most widely used for upper respiratory and throat infections, sinusitis and acute/chronic lung infections, both as a preventative and in acute situations. It is especially effective against strep and staph infections. You can even use it topically to staunch a wound if something were to happen out in the bush.

Herbal Actions:

  • Antifungal
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-viral
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anticatarrhal (decongestant)
  • Immune stimulant

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